Cell & Gene Therapies 101 Workshop

This SCN bursary provides trainees with financial support to attend CCRM’s Cell and Gene Therapies 101 Workshop. This valuable training opportunity is suitable for highly qualified personnel or investigators with an interest in the manufacturing and regulatory issues surrounding cell and gene therapies. CCRM’s annual workshop will lead attendees through the different steps involved in manufacturing a cell and/or gene therapy product and taking this product to clinical trials and beyond.

Workshop Learning Objectives
The Cell and Gene Therapies Workshop offers you the opportunity to learn from experts spanning academia, industry and regulatory agencies across North America. It begins with a café-style reception and keynote fireside presentation on November 8. The workshop agenda on November 9 and 10 features a case study competition, lectures by industry and academic experts, panel discussions and offers many networking occasions.

Agenda Highlights:

  • 5 Ws of cell and gene therapies
  • Manufacturing principles
  • Validating a process
  • Choosing a bioreactor
  • Scale-up and scale-out framework fundamentals
  • Preclinical studies needed to get a cell/gene therapy into the clinic
  • Dosing and efficacy trials (Phase 0, I); efficacy trials (Phase II/III)
  • Regulatory & reimbursement

Workshop Dates: November 8-10, 2017
Workshop Location: Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
View the workshop agenda: For further information and to view the provisional agenda, please visit the CCRM website
Application DeadlineWednesday, September 13, 2017 


SCN Bursary Application Procedure:

Complete the application form and return it, along with any additional documents required, by email to info@stemcellnetwork.ca by 11:59 PM (sender’s time), Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

The SCN Training & Education Committee will review applications, and applicants will be informed of the SCN bursary competition outcome by the end of September.

Download the Cell & Gene Therapies SCN Bursary Application Form 2017 here.

Details of the SCN Bursary:

The SCN bursary provides financial assistance for trainees who are already attending the 2017 Till & McCulloch Meetings to attend the Cell and Gene Therapies Workshop scheduled for November 8-10, 2017, immediately following the 2017 Till and McCulloch Meetings.


  • Application deadline is 11:59 PM (sender’s time) Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
  • The SCN bursary will cover the workshop registration fee ($550, paid directly to CCRM) and two nights hotel accommodation (Wednesday November 8 and Thursday November 9, 2017) at the TMM2017 hotel at the conference rate, plus additional meal costs incurred (note: there is no reimbursement for meals that are provided at the workshop).
  • Reimbursement will be processed following the workshop and in accordance with the SCN Travel & Reimbursement Policy (policies will be provided to the selected applicants).
  • Two trainees of the same gender may be required to share a room.
  • Successful applicants will be automatically registered for the workshop by the Stem Cell Network upon confirmation of acceptance of the award.

 Eligibility for the SCN Bursary: 

  • Applicants must be highly-qualified personnel (i.e. graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants or research associates) or investigators working in a Canadian lab. If you’re unsure whether you are eligible, please email Rebecca Cadwalader
  • If you’re unsure whether you are eligible, please email Rebecca Cadwalader at rcadwalader@stemcellnetwork.ca for confirmation.
  • Applicants must already be registered for the 2017 Till & McCulloch Meetings in Mont-Tremblant, November 8-10, 2017.
  • Applicants must be working on a research project related to the field of stem cells or regenerative medicine and must clearly demonstrate that they have an interest in and need to acquire knowledge in cell and/or gene-based therapies.


Reporting and Communication Requirements:

By accepting a SCN bursary, the recipient agrees to provide a report describing the value of the training and networking opportunities made available through the award. This information will be used at SCN’s discretion on its website, newsletters and for the purpose of reporting to its funding agency.


For further information on course content, visit http://www.ccrm.ca/CGT101.

For further information on applying for a SCN bursary to attend this workshop, please contact Rebecca Cadwalader at rcadwalader@stemcellnetwork.ca.